Dhrupad

  • Pandit Ram Kumar and Samit Mallick | Raag Bhimpalasi

    It is said that the ancestors of the Mallick family, Darbhanga court musicians, once ended a drought in the area through singing the rain-bringing Raag Megh.

    Pandit Ramkumar and Samit Mallick are leading exponents of the Darbhanga dhrupad court music tradition, named for a former state near the ...

  • S4 EP2 Uday Bhawalkar

    Bhawalkar’s exploration of Bhimpalasi is intense. He plunges into the lower notes and glides to the higher notes during the alap and jod, discovering intricate patterns at the end of each phrase. The melody is developed through jhala in a leisurely manner, touching both the octaves and packing it...

  • S2 EP8 Ustad Wasiffudin Dagar

    Dagar immerses himself in Khamboji, developing the jor and jhala with from delicate to monumental gamaks highlighting each note precisely and with profundity. In this episode, he also shares his experiences on guru-shishya parampara and dhrupad nuances in a short interview. This is followed by a ...

  • Pelva Naik | Raag Maru

    Set against the sunset over Lake Mulshi in Maharashtra, Pelva Naik sings Raag Maru which is considered as a Raāgputra of Malkauns but opinions differ among scholars. It's not sung much being too similar to Yaman and also Maru Behag being more popular. The notes go- Sa Ga ma (sharp) pa ni sa. Sa ...

  • Pandit Ramkumar and Samit Mallick | Raag Multani

    Pandit Ramkumar and Samit Mallick are leading exponents of the Darbhanga dhrupad court music tradition, named for a former state near the Nepalese border. It is said that their ancestors once ended a drought in the area through singing the rain-bringing Raag Megh, and the family still live on lan...

  • Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar - Raag Ahir Bhairav

    Morning ragas performed by Ustad Wasifuddin Dagar at the 2018 Darbar Festival

  • Ustad Bahauddin Dagar & Pelva Naik - Raag Vardhani

    Watch Ustad Bahauddin Dagar & Pelva Naik perform Raag Vardhani at the 2017 Ravenna Festival

  • Pelva Naik | Raag Jog

    Young dhrupad singer Pelva Naik sings a candlelit solo rendition of Raag Jog, replete with slow slides, meditative microtones, and patient melodic elaboration. At age 17 she found an instant bond with dhrupad when Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar gave a workshop at her school

  • Ustad Bahauddin Dagar - Been recital

    Ustad Bahauddin Dagar plays the Been at London's Victoria & Albert Museum